How much did every Premier League squad cost to build?
Where do Newcastle and Sunderland sit in this table of how much the squads cost to assemble?
What impact has this summer’s spending had on the placings in the table?
Here is the table of what every Premier League squad cost to buy (in Euros), compiled by the CIES Football Observatory:
As you can see, Newcastle are in eighth place with a cost of 157m euros (approx £115.5m) to buy the current set of players (not just in this last transfer window).
Sunderland are 11th in the list with a squad cost of 130m euros, needless to say with both teams propping up the rest of the Premier League, we wait to see if that financial outlay will equate to an equivalent league placing.
The seven most expensive Premier League squads are also the seven who finished highest in the league last season, with Southampton benefiting from ambitious investment season after season.
Lee Charnley last night revealed that Newcastle’s summer spending had been £52m (around 71m euros), if you take that figure off the above table then you would be left with a spend of 86m euros, in 13th place just below Crystal Palace.
I think what this table above tells us clearly, is that this season’s proper investment in the squad was not before time.
Newcastle are top seven every season in terms of turnover and so a placing of eighth in the above table is the very least that should happen in terms if investment in the squad.
There are promises of further significant spending on the squad by Newcastle United and the reality is that is it will be essential, even just to compete with those clubs who are expected to be also-rans and even the ones fighting relegation.
Next season (2016/17) it is anticipated that all Premier League clubs will benefit by around an extra £40m per season from the new TV deals.
The transfer spending in the transfer window just gone, could very shortly be totally dwarfed by what is to come.